Research Management Group (RMG)

The V Foundation for Cancer Research
Translational Award Program

# applicants: 1

Purpose: $600K limited submission funding opportunity for Stanford faculty with UTL, MCL, and NTLR appointments (see eligibility below) The V Foundation for Cancer Research seeks to support translational research projects within the scope of all types of cancers. As in previous years, any area of cancer research is permitted. However, we will again encourage research on the biological basis of cancer disparities experienced by patients from minority ethnic or racial populations in areas related to causes, aggressiveness, treatment or relapse.

Cancers in which ethnic and racial disparities have previously been demonstrated include: lung and bronchus, colon and rectum, breast, prostate, uterine, cervix, stomach and liver. Translational projects should move a novel strategy from the laboratory into a human clinical trial or use specimens from a clinical trial to develop biomarkers or mechanisms. The research should apply in some direct way to human beings within the time frame of less than 3 years. If biomarker research is undertaken, a validation set or independent clinical trial is essential. A plan for biomarker validation, if applicable, must be included in any proposal. The endpoint of the project should be the planning or initiation of a new clinical trial.

Stanford Cancer Institute internal deadline (one page proposal):  April, 5 p.m. (see internal submission guidelines below)
Cancer Institute will notify the applicant selected: April TBA
Cancer Institute to submit the applicant's contact information to the foundation: April TBA
(The foundation will then contact the applicant to provide the online application system.)
Completed PDRF form and complete application materials must be submitted to the applicant's RPM: May
Online application to be submitted to the V Foundation:   May


Download the 2018 PDF file of the guidelines (for your reference only)

Previous grant recipients:

Amount of funding:
The Translational Research Award is a $600,000 grant awarded in three annual installments of $200,000. Indirect costs up to a maximum of 10% within the total award are permitted.

The nominated applicant must be the lead Principal Investigator (PI) on the Translational Award research team. The applicant must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to submit an application:

Note: The final application will be submitted through the PI's department's Research Process Manager (RPM).


By  April TBA 5 p.m. please submit one PDF file [File name: Last name_V_Fdn_Translational.pdf] of the following via email attachment to:

Denise Baughman
Project Manager
Stanford Cancer Institute

One page summary describing your research project
The V Foundation for Cancer Research
Translational Research Grant Program
Lead PI name, title, type of appointment (UTL or MCL), department, email address
Collaborating investigator(s) names, titles, departments, email addresses
Project title



Denise Baughman
Project Manager
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Stanford Cancer Institute
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